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29th Canadian Parliament

29th Parliament of Canada
Minority parliament
January 4, 1973 (1973-01-04) – May 9, 1974 (1974-05-09)
Parliament leaders
Rt. Hon. Pierre Trudeau
(20th Canadian Ministry)
April 20, 1968 (1968-04-20) – June 4, 1979 (1979-06-04)
Leader of the
Hon. Robert Stanfield
November 6, 1967 (1967-11-06) – November 21, 1976 (1976-11-21)
Party caucuses
Government Liberal Party
Opposition Progressive Conservative Party
Third parties New Democratic Party
Social Credit Party
House of Commons

Seating arrangements of the House of Commons
Speaker of the
Hon. Lucien Lamoureux
January 18, 1966 (1966-01-18) – September 29, 1974 (1974-09-29)
House Leader
Hon. Allan MacEachen
September 24, 1970 (1970-09-24) – May 9, 1974 (1974-05-09)
House Leader
Hon. Ged Baldwin
July 27, 1968 (1968-07-27) – September 20, 1973 (1973-09-20)
Hon. Thomas Bell
September 21, 1973 (1973-09-21) – May 9, 1974 (1974-05-09)
Members 264 MP seats
List of members
Speaker of the
Hon. Muriel Fergusson
December 14, 1972 (1972-12-14) – September 11, 1974 (1974-09-11)
Senate Leader
Hon. Paul Joseph James Martin
April 1, 1969 (1969-04-01) – August 7, 1974 (1974-08-07)
Senate Leader
Hon. Jacques Flynn
October 31, 1967 (1967-10-31) – May 22, 1979 (1979-05-22)
Senators 102 senator seats
List of senators
1st Session
January 4, 1973 (1973-01-04) – February 26, 1974 (1974-02-26)
2nd Session
February 27, 1974 (1974-02-27) – May 9, 1974 (1974-05-09)
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The 29th Canadian Parliament was in session from January 4, 1973 until May 9, 1974. The membership was set by the 1972 federal election on October 30, 1972, and it was dissolved prior to the 1974 election.

It was controlled by a Liberal Party minority led by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and the 20th Canadian Ministry, with the support of David Lewis's New Democratic Party. The Official Opposition was the Progressive Conservative Party, led by Robert Stanfield.

The Speaker was Lucien Lamoureux. See also List of Canadian electoral districts 1966-1976 for a list of the ridings in this parliament.

The government lost the confidence of the house when finance minister John Turner’s budget was defeated by a vote of 137 – 123[1] in 1974, prompting the prime minister to seek dissolution of parliament for the next election.

There were two sessions of the 29th Parliament:

Session Start End
1st January 4, 1973 February 26, 1974
2nd February 27, 1974 May 9, 1974


  • Members of the House of Commons 1
    • Newfoundland 1.1
    • Prince Edward Island 1.2
    • Nova Scotia 1.3
    • New Brunswick 1.4
    • Quebec 1.5
    • Ontario 1.6
    • Manitoba 1.7
    • Saskatchewan 1.8
    • Alberta 1.9
    • British Columbia 1.10
    • Northern Territories 1.11
  • By-elections 2
  • References 3
  • Succession 4

Members of the House of Commons

Members of the House of Commons in the 29th parliament arranged by province.


Riding Member Political Party
Bonavista—Trinity—Conception Dave Rooney Liberal
Burin—Burgeo Donald Jamieson Liberal
Gander—Twillingate John Lundrigan Progressive Conservative
Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador Bill Rompkey Liberal
Jack Marshall Progressive Conservative
St. John's East James McGrath Progressive Conservative
St. John's West Walter Carter Progressive Conservative

Prince Edward Island

Riding Member Political Party
Cardigan Daniel J. MacDonald Liberal
Egmont David MacDonald Progressive Conservative
Hillsborough Heath MacQuarrie Progressive Conservative
Malpeque John Angus MacLean Progressive Conservative

Nova Scotia

Riding Member Political Party
Annapolis Valley Pat Nowlan Progressive Conservative
Cape Breton Highlands—Canso Allan MacEachen Liberal
Cape Breton—East Richmond Donald MacInnis Progressive Conservative
Cape Breton—The Sydneys Robert Muir Progressive Conservative
Central Nova Elmer MacKay Progressive Conservative
Cumberland—Colchester North Robert Coates Progressive Conservative
Dartmouth—Halifax East Michael Forrestall Progressive Conservative
Halifax Robert Stanfield Progressive Conservative
Halifax—East Hants Robert McCleave Progressive Conservative
South Shore Lloyd Crouse Progressive Conservative
South Western Nova Charles Haliburton Progressive Conservative

New Brunswick

Riding Member Political Party
Carleton—Charlotte Fred McCain Progressive Conservative
Fundy—Royal Robert Fairweather Progressive Conservative
Gloucester Herb Breau Liberal
Madawaska—Victoria Eymard Corbin Liberal
Moncton Charlie Thomas Progressive Conservative
Northumberland—Miramichi Percy Smith Liberal
Restigouche Jean-Eudes Dubé Liberal
Saint John—Lancaster Thomas Bell Progressive Conservative
Westmorland—Kent Roméo LeBlanc Liberal
York—Sunbury J. Robert Howie Progressive Conservative


Riding Member Political Party
Abitibi Gérard Laprise Social Credit
Ahuntsic Jeanne Sauvé Liberal
Argenteuil Francis Fox Liberal
Beauce Yves Caron Liberal
Beauharnois—Salaberry Gérald Laniel Liberal
Bellechasse Joseph Lambert Social Credit
Berthier Antonio Yanakis Liberal
Brome—Missisquoi Heward Grafftey Progressive Conservative
Bonaventure—Îles-de-la-Madeleine Albert Béchard Liberal
Montreal—Bourassa Jacques Trudel Liberal
Chambly Yvon L'Heureux Liberal
Champlain René Matte Social Credit
Charlevoix Gilles Caouette Social Credit
Chicoutimi Paul Langlois Liberal
Compton Henry Latulippe Social Credit
Dollard Jean-Pierre Goyer Liberal
Drummond Jean-Marie Boisvert Social Credit
Duvernay Yves Demers Liberal
Frontenac Léopold Corriveau Liberal
Gamelin Arthur Portelance Liberal
Gaspé Alexander Cyr Liberal
Gatineau Gaston Clermont Liberal
Hochelaga Gérard Pelletier Liberal
Hull Joseph Isabelle Liberal
Joliette Roch La Salle Independent
Kamouraska Charles-Eugène Dionne Social Credit
Labelle Maurice Dupras Liberal
Lac-Saint-Jean Marcel Lessard Liberal
Lachine—Lac-Saint-Louis Roderick Blaker Liberal
Lafontaine Georges-C. Lachance Liberal
Langelier Jean Marchand Liberal
Lapointe Gilles Marceau Liberal
La Prairie Ian Watson Liberal
Lasalle John Campbell Liberal
Laurier Fernand Leblanc Liberal
Laval Marcel-Claude Roy Liberal
Lévis Raynald Guay Liberal
Longueuil Joseph Mario Jacques Olivier Liberal
Lotbiniere André-Gilles Fortin Social Credit
Louis-Hébert Albanie Morin Liberal
Maissonneuve—Rosemont J. Antonio Thomas Liberal
Manicouagan Gustave Blouin Liberal
Matane Pierre de Bané Liberal
Mercier Prosper Boulanger Liberal
Charlesbourg Ovide Laflamme Liberal
Mount Royal Pierre Trudeau Liberal
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Warren Allmand Liberal
Outremont Marc Lalonde Liberal
Papineau André Ouellet Liberal
Pontiac Thomas Lefebvre Liberal
Portneuf Roland Godin Social Credit
Quebec East Gérard Duquet Liberal
Richelieu Florian Côté Liberal
Richmond Léonel Beaudoin Social Credit
Rimouski Eudore Allard Social Credit
Roberval Charles-Arthur Gauthier Social Credit
Saint-Denis Marcel Prud'homme Liberal
Saint-Henri Gérard Loiselle Liberal
Saint-Hyacinthe Claude Wagner Progressive Conservative
Saint-Jacques Jacques Guilbault Liberal
Saint-Jean Walter Smith Liberal
Saint-Maurice Jean Chrétien Liberal
Saint-Michel Monique Bégin Liberal
Sainte-Marie Raymond Dupont Liberal
Shefford Gilbert Rondeau Social Credit
Sherbrooke Irénée Pelletier Liberal
Témiscamingue Réal Caouette Social Credit
Témiscouata Rosaire Gendron Liberal
Terrebonne Joseph-Roland Comtois Liberal
Trois-Rivières Claude G. Lajoie Liberal
Vaudreuil Harold Herbert Liberal
Verdun Bryce Mackasey Liberal
Villeneuve Oza Tétrault Social Credit
Westmount Bud Drury Liberal


Riding Member Political Party
Algoma Maurice Foster Liberal
Brant Derek Blackburn New Democrat
Broadview John Gilbert New Democrat
Bruce Ross Whicher Liberal
Cochrane Ralph Stewart Liberal
Davenport Charles Caccia Liberal
Don Valley James Gillies Progressive Conservative
Eglinton Mitchell Sharp Liberal
Elgin John Wise Progressive Conservative
Essex—Windsor Eugene Whelan Liberal
Etobicoke Alastair Gillespie Liberal
Fort William Paul McRae Liberal
Frontenac—Lennox and Addington Douglas Alkenbrack Progressive Conservative
Glengarry—Prescott—Russell Denis Éthier Liberal
Greenwood Andrew Brewin New Democrat
Grenville—Carleton Walter Baker Progressive Conservative
Grey—Simcoe Gus Mitges Progressive Conservative
Halton Terry O'Connor Progressive Conservative
Halton—Wentworth Bill Kempling Progressive Conservative
Hamilton East John Munro Liberal
Hamilton Mountain Duncan M. Beattie Progressive Conservative
Hamilton—Wentworth Sean O'Sullivan Progressive Conservative
Hamilton West Lincoln Alexander Progressive Conservative
Hastings Jack Ellis Progressive Conservative
High Park—Humber Valley Otto Jelinek Progressive Conservative
Huron Robert McKinley Progressive Conservative
Kenora—Rainy River John Mercer Reid Liberal
Kent—Essex Harold Danforth Progressive Conservative
Kingston and the Islands Flora MacDonald Progressive Conservative
Kitchener Keith Hymmen Liberal
Lakeshore Terry Grier New Democrat
Lambton—Kent John Holmes Progressive Conservative
Lanark—Renfrew—Carleton Paul Dick Progressive Conservative
Leeds Thomas Cossitt Progressive Conservative
Lincoln Ken Higson Progressive Conservative
London East Charles Turner Liberal
London West Judd Buchanan Liberal
Middlesex William Frank Progressive Conservative
Niagara Falls Joe Hueglin Progressive Conservative
Nickel Belt John Rodriguez New Democrat
Nipissing Jean-Jacques Blais Liberal
Norfolk—Haldimand William David Knowles Progressive Conservative
Northumberland—Durham Allan Lawrence Progressive Conservative
Ontario Norman Cafik Liberal
Oshawa—Whitby Ed Broadbent New Democrat
Ottawa—Carleton John Napier Turner Liberal
Ottawa Centre Hugh Poulin Liberal
Ottawa East Jean-Robert Gauthier Liberal
Ottawa West Peter Reilly Progressive Conservative
Oxford Wally Nesbitt Progressive Conservative
Parkdale Stanley Haidasz Liberal
Parry Sound—Muskoka Stan Darling Progressive Conservative
Peel—Dufferin—Simcoe Elwood Madill Progressive Conservative
Peel South Donald Blenkarn Progressive Conservative
Perth—Wilmot William Jarvis Progressive Conservative
Peterborough James Faulkner Liberal
Port Arthur Robert Andras Liberal
Prince Edward—Hastings George Hees Progressive Conservative
Renfrew North—Nipissing East Len Hopkins Liberal
Rosedale Donald Stovel Macdonald Liberal
Sarnia—Lambton Bud Cullen Liberal
Sault Ste. Marie Cyril Symes New Democrat
Scarborough East Reginald Stackhouse Progressive Conservative
Scarborough West John Paul Harney New Democrat
Simcoe North Philip Rynard Progressive Conservative
Spadina Peter Stollery Liberal
St. Catharines J. Trevor Morgan Progressive Conservative
St. Paul's Ron Atkey Progressive Conservative
Stormont—Dundas Lucien Lamoureux Independent
Sudbury James Jerome Liberal
Thunder Bay B. Keith Penner Liberal
Timiskaming Arnold Peters New Democrat
Timmins Jean Roy Liberal
Trinity Paul Hellyer Progressive Conservative
Victoria—Haliburton William Scott Progressive Conservative
Waterloo Max Saltsman New Democrat
Welland Victor Railton Liberal
Wellington Alfred Hales Progressive Conservative
Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Waterloo Perrin Beatty Progressive Conservative
Windsor West Herb Gray Liberal
Windsor—Walkerville Mark MacGuigan Liberal
York Centre James E. Walker Liberal
York East Ian Arrol Progressive Conservative
York North Barney Danson Liberal
York—Scarborough Robert Stanbury Liberal
York—Simcoe Sinclair Stevens Progressive Conservative
York South David Lewis New Democrat
York West James Fleming Liberal


Riding Member Political Party
Brandon—Souris Walter Dinsdale Progressive Conservative
Churchill Charles Taylor Progressive Conservative
Dauphin William Gordon Ritchie Progressive Conservative
Lisgar Jack Murta Progressive Conservative
Marquette Craig Stewart Progressive Conservative
Portage Peter Masniuk Progressive Conservative
Provencher Jake Epp Progressive Conservative
Selkirk Doug Rowland New Democrat
St. Boniface Joseph-Phillippe Guay Liberal
Winnipeg North David Orlikow New Democrat
Winnipeg North Centre Stanley Knowles New Democrat
Winnipeg South James Richardson Liberal
Winnipeg South Centre Dan McKenzie Progressive Conservative


Riding Member Political Party
Assiniboia Bill Knight New Democrat
Battleford—Kindersley Norval Horner Progressive Conservative
Mackenzie Stanley Korchinski Progressive Conservative
Meadow Lake Eli Nesdoly New Democrat
Moose Jaw Douglas Neil Progressive Conservative
Prince Albert John Diefenbaker Progressive Conservative
Qu'Apelle—Moose Mountain Alvin Hamilton Progressive Conservative
Regina East James Balfour Progressive Conservative
Regina—Lake Centre Leslie Benjamin New Democrat
Saskatoon—Biggar Alfred Gleave New Democrat
Saskatoon—Humboldt Otto Lang Liberal
Swift Current—Maple Creek Frank Hamilton Progressive Conservative
Yorkton—Melville Lorne Nystrom New Democrat


Riding Member Political Party
Athabasca Paul Yewchuk Progressive Conservative
Battle River Harry Kuntz Progressive Conservative
Calgary Centre Harvie Andre Progressive Conservative
Calgary North Eldon Woolliams Progressive Conservative
Calgary South Peter Bawden Progressive Conservative
Crowfoot Jack Horner Progressive Conservative
Edmonton Centre Steve Paproski Progressive Conservative
Edmonton East William Skoreyko Progressive Conservative
Edmonton West Marcel Lambert Progressive Conservative
Edmonton—Strathcona Douglas Roche Progressive Conservative
Lethbridge Kenneth Earl Hurlburt Progressive Conservative
Medicine Hat Bert Hargrave Progressive Conservative
Palliser Stanley Schumacher Progressive Conservative
Peace River Ged Baldwin Progressive Conservative
Pembina Daniel Hollands Progressive Conservative
Red Deer Gordon Towers Progressive Conservative
Rocky Mountain Joe Clark Progressive Conservative
Vegreville Don Mazankowski Progressive Conservative
Wetaskiwin Kenneth Schellenberger Progressive Conservative

British Columbia

Riding Member Political Party
Burnaby—Richmond John Reynolds Progressive Conservative
Burnaby—Seymour Nels Nelson New Democrat
Capilano Jack Davis Liberal
Coast Chilcotin Harry Olaussen New Democrat
Comox—Alberni Tom Barnett New Democrat
Esquimalt—Saanich Donald Munro Progressive Conservative
Fraser Valley East Alexander Patterson Progressive Conservative
Fraser Valley West Mark Rose New Democrat
Kamloops—Cariboo Leonard Marchand Liberal
Kootenay West Randolph Harding New Democrat
Nanaimo—Cowichan—The Islands Tommy Douglas New Democrat
New Westminster Stuart Leggatt New Democrat
Okanagan Boundary George Whittaker Progressive Conservative
Okanagan—Kootenay William Douglas Stewart Liberal
Prince George—Peace River Frank Oberle Progressive Conservative
Skeena Frank Howard New Democrat
Surrey—White Rock Barry Mather New Democrat
Vancouver Centre Ron Basford Liberal
Vancouver East Paddy Neale New Democrat
Vancouver Kingsway Grace MacInnis New Democrat
Vancouver Quadra Bill Clarke Progressive Conservative
Vancouver South John Fraser Progressive Conservative
Victoria Allan McKinnon Progressive Conservative

Northern Territories

Riding Member Political Party
Northwest Territories Wally Firth New Democrat
Yukon Erik Nielsen Progressive Conservative


No by-elections were called during the 29th Parliament. Two seats remained vacant when the 1974 federal election was called.


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